Once again, you just really can’t make this stuff up.
As the White House Communications Director, you’d think Anthony Scaramucci would know better than to name drop Joe Paterno — the disgraced football coaching legend who was fired from Penn State for his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal — when talking about “honor” and “dignity.”
But, here we are.
On Thursday, Scaramucci called into CNN‘s New Day where he went on a rant suggesting his financial disclosure report was leaked, even though it was public information.
Donald Trump‘s adviser said:
“Remember Joe Paterno? What would he say? ├óΓé¼╦£Act like you’ve been there before.’ Act with honor and dignity and respect and hold the confidence of the presidency in his office.”
All of us:
Wanna know the best part?
“Act like you’ve been there before” is originally a Vince Lombardi (NOT JoePa) quote! LOLz!
Ch-ch-check out Twitter‘s confused reactions (below)!!
Anthony Scaramucci just positively quoted Joe Paterno–who, you know, condoned the rape of children–as a way of responding to criticism. ├░┼╕Γäó╞Æ
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Charles Clymer├░┼╕┬Å┬│├»┬╕┬Å├óΓé¼┬ì├░┼╕┼Æ╦å (@cmclymer) July 27, 2017
Of course, Anthony Scaramucci cited Joe Paterno as someone to emulate:
Scaramucci quoting Joe Paterno makes sense since his job for the foreseeable future will be covering up the wrongdoings of his coworkers
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Juggalocialism (@UweBollocks) July 27, 2017
Yesterday Gooch compared Trump’s effort to overturn ACA to Lincoln abolishing slavery, today he quoted Joe Paterno in reference to ‘honor’.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ BONGER (@jerweber) July 27, 2017
Anthony @Scaramucci says the White House staff should have the honor of Joe Paterno.
Frankly I think they already do.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ UndeadPaterno (@UndeadPaterno) July 27, 2017
You know the dumbest part about Scaramucci’s “Joe Paterno” gaffe? “Act like you’ve been there before” is a VINCE LOMBARDI line.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Use Your Collusion I (@Notintheface1) July 27, 2017
This isn’t even a Joe Paterno quote. It’s been said by both Vince Lombardi and Bear Bryant.
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Karisa Maxwell (@KarisaMaxwell) July 27, 2017
It’s fitting how Scaramucci quotes Joe Paterno who was the same man that protected a sexual predator like he now is paid to protect Trump pic.twitter.com/ZHMDk7wUf1
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ CeCe On-Air ├░┼╕┼╜Γäó (@ceceonair) July 27, 2017
But if officials who keep their mouth shut are like Joe Paterno that means DT is Sandusky which means the working/middle class ppl are… oh
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) July 27, 2017
This is the world we live in.
[Image via Twitter.]